Punica Granatum 'Pomegranite' -EDIBLES-Base Chakra-5 seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C
Position: Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting, then moist, protected, sunny position.
Sowing: Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix and gently firm. Cover very lightly with soil.
Sprouting: 14-28 days (in the right conditions).
Care: Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
Harvest: Fruit: 1-3 years. The fruit is ready for harvest if it makes a metallic sound when tapped.
Originates from Persia (modern-day Iran and Iraq). A deciduous shrub or small tree to 10m that has been cultivated as an ornamental and for its edible fruit since ancient times.
About the size of an apple, the fruit bears many seeds, each within a fleshy crimson seed coating, enclosed in a tough, yellowish to deep red rind. High temperatures are essential during the fruiting period to get the best flavour. Prefers a humus rich heavy soil in a moist protected sunny position, drought and frost tender.
Pomegranates are either eaten fresh on their own, in desserts or salads, or used for grenadine syrup. They make a pretty garnish for meals, desserts, and cocktails too.
Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, or Internationally.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.